From: Washington Post
Some of America’s top zoos still use bullhooks on elephants. That’s about to change.
The bullhook — a rod with a blunt or pointed hook at one end — has been used for centuries to get elephants to do humans’ bidding. And although the tool is now associated with some of the worst abuses of the hulking animals and prohibited in several cities and states, it has remained in use at top American zoos.